Sultan of Kedah chairs 257th Conference of Rulers meeting
0 month ago, 24-Nov-2021
Sultan Sallehuddin (centre) arrives to chair the 257th Meeting of the Conference of Rulers at Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur today. Also seen are Sultan Sharafuddin (left) and Sultan Mizan (right). – Bernama photo
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 24): Sultan of Kedah Al Aminul Karim Sultan Sallehuddin Almarhum Sultan Badlishah today chaired the 257th Meeting of the Conference of Rulers at Istana Negara here.
Before the meeting started at 11am, Sultan Sallehuddin took the salute at a Grand Guard of Honour (KKU) mounted by the First Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment at Dataran Utama.
Sultan Sallehuddin then planted aRajah Kayu (Cassia Fistula) tree on the grounds ofIstana Negara to symbolise his chairing the meeting.
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah witnessed the tree-plantingceremony.
The two-day meeting is being attended by all Malay Rulers except for Their Highnesses from Kelantan, Pahang andPerlis.
The Rulers in attendance are Sultan of JohorSultan Ibrahim Iskandar;Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah; Sultan of TerengganuSultan Mizan Zainal Abidin; Sultan of SelangorSultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah andYang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Muhriz Almarhum Tuanku Munawir.
Kelantan was represented byTengku Mahkota of KelantanTengku Dr Muhammad Faiz Petra Sultan Ismail Petra; Pahang was represented by Pahang Regent Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Al-Sultan Abdullah andPerlis was represented by Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail.
Also attending the meeting are the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang, Melaka, Sabah andSarawak.
At the meeting, the Malay Rulers are accompanied by the respective MenteriBesar while the Yang Dipertua Negeri are accompanied by the respective Chief Ministers, except for Sarawak where a Deputy Chief Minister was present.
The last meeting of the Conference of Rulerswas held on Feb19 and 20,2020, chaired bySultan Nazrin Shah.
KKU and the tree-planting ceremony were the brainchild of Sultan Abdullah and had never been held prior to the appointment of His Majesty as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong. KKU was held for the first time at the 254th meeting while tree planting was introduced at the 255th meeting. – Bernama